NEW DELHI – The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes seriously angry over one Australian university for excluding Kashmir from Union of India’s map.
According to Indian media reports, the incident took place at a seminar organized by Queens Land University of Science and Technology where Indian premier was present as chief guest.
It was reported that Modi immediately took the notice of wrong map and sent Foreign Secretary to record the formal protest with the organizers. Later, the spokesperson of Indian foreign office Syed Akbaruddin also confirmed the incident.
Kashmir is largely considered as a disputed territory. Global institute and UN member countries, however, look at the matter differently. The large number of global institutes and countries include Kashmir in India’s map separating it from Pakistan or declaring it a disputed land.
However, the university where Narendra Modi was present seemed to have excluded Kashmir from India’s map giving it a status of disputed land. Later the organizers tender the apology from Indian delegate.
Kashmir was the largest princely states in Indian Subcontinent with Muslim majority population. In 1947 the ruler of Kashmir decides to join union of India. Pakistan refused to acknowledge this decision and ever since the matter is unresolved. Both countries have fought three wars on this issue in 1948, 1965 and 1999.